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Ford Features Glossary For Seattle, Tacoma, and Bellevue Washington
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If your summer plans involving time at the beach, trails or mountains, you’ll need an SUV that’s well-suited for the conditions. For active families, the 2019 Ford Explorer XLT is an ideal choice. This platform offers three rows of comfortable seating, as well as a Terrain Management System, allowing you to customize your performance to suit a range of conditions.


What is Ford’s Terrain Management System?
When equipped with the available 3.5-litre EcoBoost engine and Intelligent 4WD, the Terrain Management System is included on the 2019 Explorer. It offers four types of setting that you can tap into to suit your driving conditions:


Mud/Ruts: Provides a more aggressive throttle response, limits upshifting and desensitizes the stability control to allow for more tire spin in muddy conditions.

Sand: Ensures maximum torque to the wheels, so that they can spin freely to regain traction, and holds the gears longer for a more aggressive throttle progression.

Snow/Grass/Gravel: Limits torque to prevent wheel slippage and provides earlier gear upshifts for improved traction.

Hills: Maintains a consistent speed while travelling downhill without stressing the braking system.

Say “Yes!” to summertime adventures behind the wheel of a 2019 Explorer XLT! To go for a test drive or to learn more about this SUV’s features, contact Sound Ford in Renton, Washington.